1997 Toyota 4Runner User Reviews

1997 Toyota 4Runner Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 17 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Displaying 11 - 17 of 17 1997 Toyota 4Runner reviews.

Brian writes:
1997 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 SUV Review
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5

Pros

EVERYTHING, especially the styling and truck-like qualities.

Cons

They don't make them as "truck-like" as they once did.

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4runners Are The Best On And Off-road Vehicles. — I love my 4Runner. It has NEVER let me down in any weather. What a perfect vehicle! It can blow a Jeep away in a heartbeat! And ground clearance.....nothing is better! It's so much FUN to drive. Plus, she gets great gas mileage!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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John writes:
1997 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 4WD SUV Review
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5

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there great

Cons

dont

35

Buy It — This car is awsome, the are very reliable and will run forever, the 5 speed is amazing but the V6 is quite underpowered but will fly on the highway, 20mpg, and you wont be dissapointed if you buy a 4runner.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tanner writes:
1997 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr Limited SUV Review
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5

Pros

mid sized, good mpg, price, looks

Cons

doesn't have a sports car accelaration

25

Nice Car — I think that an suv that gets 23 mpg and i haven't had to do any work. the sound is good with an aftermarket stereo and for $4000 i don't think that there is another car that i would want. I would like it to be 4wd.

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Jeremiah writes:
1997 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 4WD SUV Review
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5

Pros

power rear glass

Cons

auto tranny

35

Awesome Truck Based Suv Good Handling On And Off W/ Good Visability — I like this ride as a all around get around. Its not to big but its not so small that it has a weeny engine. Mine puts out 200 horses and will tow 5000 lbs. Perfect car for my lovely wife. Around 23 mpg on th h way makes it a alright tripmobile

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T J writes:
1997 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 SUV Review
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4

Pros

its not too big and its perfect for traveling

Cons

well its a 4 cyl so the acceleration isnt all that great

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Best Suv Ever — well, its 10yrs old and it hasnt given me problems, very reliable, perfect for taking your friends, and for grls that like SUV's ;)

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Kassi writes:
1997 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV Review
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5

Pros

Grill gard, all around dependable SUV

Cons

gas millage

35

My Toy — my 1997 Toyota 4 runner. Great SUV, I love it in the snow and not so friendly weather, or just playin in the mudd. 138 thousand and still going strong

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vega4runner writes:
1997 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV Review
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5

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foggy rear windows in winter.  

vega4runner
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I Have Had Car For 10 Years. I Still Love It As When I First Bought It! — To me, it is one of those cars that do not de-value in it's likeability. At 106K miles, it still looks cool, rides tough and I feel safe with my family in it. I've only made few repairs and no major problems. I paid $32K in 1997 and feel it was a very good investment.

Owner for 10 years, 5 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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2008 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

This Is A Great Combination Of A Luxury Vehicle With The Option To Go Off The Road. By MTHAND

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